Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is… full of zombie slaying action.

The fact that most of the slaying revolves around a well-known classic story doesn’t really add any depth to the carnage. Though, most of the characters do seem to have an appreciation for Eastern culture.

Most of the acting is decent. Lily James stands out the most as Elizabeth Bennet. She’s like a Victorian version of Wonder Woman. She’s the only character I was rooting for.

Overall, it’s a decent zombie slaying movie. I’m not big on zombies but if you are then you’ll probably enjoy this movie more than I did.

I give it 6 out of 10 tamales! 😎


Ghostbusters Movie Review

Ghostbusters is an interesting take on an old favorite. There’s nothing too surprising about it. Yes, the all female Ghostbusters offer up a more modern dynamic but it ultimately made me realize that the original movie was actually quite innovative.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy make an interesting comedic duo but they are mostly at their funniest when reacting to various encounters with paranormal apparitions (ghosts). Believe it or not, the funniest character throughout the entire movie is Chris Hemsworth as their bumbling receptionist, Kevin. Who knew he had such great comedic timing?

There’s also some nice cameos by the original cast.

Overall it’s not a bad movie but it’s not a great movie. Once you get past the fact that it’s not a direct continuation of the original franchise it can be pretty enjoyable.

On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7 ghostly tamales! 😎


Stealing Cars Movie Review

Stealing Cars stars Emory Cohen as Billy Wyatt, a troubled rebellious teen who, one night, steals a car and takes it for a joyride while intoxicated. This lands him in a correctional facility for boys that is run by abusive guards and one very arrogant head director; Montgomery De La Cruz (John Leguizamo).

I didn’t expect much from this movie but it turned out to be pretty interesting and entertaining. At first glance, Billy Wyatt seems to be your typical angst ridden teenage boy but his true self eventually shines through. He’s actually a very intelligent and compassionate person who just has a hard time accepting a recent family tragedy. I won’t reveal more than that because it’s a big part of the story.

The story itself is well written and the entire cast is great! It was kind of weird to see John Leguizamo playing an authority figure but he gives a pretty convincing performance. It also stars William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman as Billy’s parents. They both give short yet powerful performances as well.

If you like movies that make you root for the underdog then I highly recommend watching Stealing Cars.

On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! 😎


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